Saints first-round pick defensive tackle Rankins fractures fibula

Disaster struck the New Orleans Saints.

First-round pick defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins has been carried out the field on Monday, according to preliminary test results, he may fracture fibula.

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Rankins will receive more checks, and he may get into the team short-term injured reserve after getting surgery this week.

Saints had hoped Rankins to become the mainstay of the team defensive line. Rankins, who is regarded as one of the most devastating defensive tackles, has an eye-catching performance in training camp. Rankins stole the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in last week’s joint training, and the performance attracted attention. He also performed well in the first preseason.

In the case of Rankins’ long-term absence, defensive end Cameron Jordan will lead the team to rushing, and he will be Kasim Edebali’s partner. It is difficult to conceive of new saints start to the season.